Living With ALS In The Ice Bucket Age
The second ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has just wrapped up. Last year, the fundraiser for Lou Gehrig’s disease – also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS – went viral on the Internet. It raised millions of dollars for research and has spawned a movement, “Every August Until A Cure.”
This year, Here & Now’s Robin Young decided to check in with Corey Reich, the young man from Piedmont, California, we first met in 2011.
Reich was diagnosed with ALS in 2007 when he was 21. Now at 29, he continues to do well. He participated in this year’s Ice Bucket Challenge with Oakland A’s catcher Stephen Vogt. He, his father Ted and the entire family also raise funds for the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that seeks to find drugs to treat ALS.
- Corey Reich, ALS patient and advocate for ALS research in Piedmont, California. He tweets @CoreyReich.
- Ted Reich, father of Corey Reich and an advocate for ALS research. He is on the board of the ALS Institute.
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